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Author Topic: WGR 550 am 0244 UTC 27 June 2019  (Read 585 times)

Offline Davep

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WGR 550 am 0244 UTC 27 June 2019
« on: June 27, 2019, 0254 UTC »
Very good reception off the hf wire "ESPN radio" / the two hosts discussing how one of them still owed Blockbuster late fees as he was very broke at the time, they went out of business but he still feels bad. The other host said that "people like him "was the reason blockbuster went down. ID as WGR 0245z

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« Last Edit: June 27, 2019, 0315 UTC by Davep »
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Re: WGR 550 am 0244 UTC 27 June 2019
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 1204 UTC »
They're a regular here at night, but not during the static season. Nice catch in all the racket.

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Re: WGR 550 am 0244 UTC 27 June 2019
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 1707 UTC »
WGR was the first (and only) radio station I won a contest from. Got a pair of albums. This was back in the late 70s when we lived up there, I was probably elementary school at the time  ;D
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Re: WGR 550 am 0244 UTC 27 June 2019
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 1848 UTC »
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh yes.... The only B-Lo AM station that could be heard both day and night reliably in WNY, where as 1520AM shoots its 50KW wad East, and 930WBEN didn't cover the Southern Tier well at all. Did ya have the DJ's at that time sign your albums that you've won? I miss when 550WGR then, played tunage, instead of sports now.
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Re: WGR 550 am 0244 UTC 27 June 2019
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2019, 1930 UTC »
I think the albums were still at my parents when they got rid of all their records. I don't recall if they were signed, but remember they had a hole punched in the jacket, I guess to prevent re-sale.
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